Monday, March 16, 2020

End of the Rainbow

Hill of Tara, Ireland
anam cara Hill of Tara
 For seventy years, Liam had chased every rainbow to capture a leprechaun and his pot of gold. Knowing that this would be his last rainbow, Liam slowly hobbled to the Hill of Tara. Gasping in surprise, there sat his leprechaun.

Liam threw his rope and wrapped it around the green fella. "Ha! I've caught you at last! Now, give me your gold, you rascal!"

The leprechaun sighed. "Have ye caught me at last, Liam? Been lookin' tor the gold all yer life, seanfhear. I'll give ye the gold." With that he pulled out a Samsung 10 Android phone, texted in some numbers. "Here you go !" and handed it to Liam.

"What? WHAT?!  Stock in some company called Amazon? Really? Where is my gold?!" Liam gasped. "500 shares? I have never heard of this Amazon!"

Leprechaun stood up and sighed, "Oh, you fool. Each share is worth near $1,800 each. Ye will find yerself swimmin' in gold! Ye eejit!  Go to TD Ameritrade, and they'll set ye straight."  With that, he faded into air.

Liam being no eejit, he scheduled an appointment with TD Ameritrade for the next day.

Being kind, the little green man had left a wallet with $1,000 USA as a gift, which was pretty decent at the time. Liam hobbled over, picked it up and headed to O'Flanagan's Pub. No more rainbow chasing for me. 


Labyrinth

Just to reassure you, Liam did go to TD Ameritrade. They were more than happy to help him. Liam is doing quite well.


48 comments:

  1. Love it, a modern leprechaun story, never heard nor read one before. Ahh but looking to see the Green land before I pass, maybe a real leprechaun before I expire . Good on ye!
    Sherry & jack

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  2. Liam captured the jackpot!

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  3. What a wonderful mixture of olden days and modern times. I smiled, I loved it.

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    1. Leprechauns (and fairies) always keep abreast of the new days.

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  4. Those leprechauns stay abreast of the times!

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  5. Smiling. A lot lighter for an elderly man/leprechaun to carry as well...

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    1. Tech made life for all who catch leprechauns.

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  6. That was a fun twist on an old legend.

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  7. I remember as a kid looking for the end of a rainbow.

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    1. when our kids were young, we were visiting a mountain town, and we chased rainbows from one end of town to the other.

      Always fun to chase rainbows.

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  8. Darling indeed. And what beautiful photos. Oh, that green!

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    1. I always say that it is so green it hurts my eyes, thrill my being.

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  9. Got to love those adaptive leprechauns

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  10. We'd need a wee green one to get us INTO a pub here, right now...

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  11. Liam is a wise one, doing good with his green!

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  12. The UK looks very very green at the moment!

    Our Prime Minister has banned us all from going to the pub, or anywhere really.

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    1. Being in California where we have just had an immense rain, we just might be green soon.

      We also have places closed down and cautioned to remain at home.

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  13. He should have tried the other rainbow in your photo and got a better deal.

    God bless.

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    1. He was hobbling, unsteady on his feet. Had to go for the nearest rainbow.

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  14. I love stories about the little folk. Leprechauns are cool. That was a great story.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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  15. Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Dhuit That will buy a few rounds of Guinness 🍀🍺

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  16. Why does it not surprise me that the wise folk would know how to do our trading better than we do?

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    1. If only there more pots of gold like that one!

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  18. I had the end of a rainbow land right in my backyard once when I lived in Sydney and the two older kids ran through it a few times. There was no leprechaun though and no pot of gold either. They must have been at the other end.

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  19. Have you seen any wee little men lately?

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  20. Dear Susan, I so hope that the wee little men are watching over all of us and that the economic crash we're end will not empty the gold out of the pot at the rainbow. I hope that financially we all come through this crisis okay. I so fear for those who live pay check to pay check and have rent or mortgage to pay. The government has to help it. Well, and the little green men too!!!! Peace.

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  21. Rats. Now I want to chase a leprechaun...

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    1. We had the idea back when it first came out, but we said it was ridiculous, no one would want that. Yup.

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